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I wanted to use Cambrai Day to registrate here and introduce myself in short.
Im Robert from northern Germany and I was visiting Peter Kempfs HP for years. I did airplane modelling in the past, but swapped to reenactment and PC game modding (WWI mods of course) during my studies. Always had a deep interest in WWI, its social impact, the machines and the men behind them. Out of that and my modelling background I occasionally collected some 1/72 kits but never found the time to finish them. But I hope by getting involved here, I might find some more motivation!

Im always fascinated by the number of specialists collecting here. The general interest in WWI matters was rather scarce 10 years before!

cheers

Robert

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Hello Robert, thanks for introducing yourself.

"Im always fascinated by the number of specialists collecting here. The general interest in WWI matters was rather scarce 10 years before!"

It might seem like there are a lot of specialists here, but that's probably because all 6 of us are squashed onto this one and only WWI AFV site! (Might not be as many as 6, and I am certainly no specialist!) smile

And I think that WWI is still the ugly sister when it comes to models, but maybe with the advent of the internet and the Landships site, it just seems less scarce.

Have you started on any WWI AFV kits? How's it going? I'm currently just being lazy, as usual.



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welcome !

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Thanks for the welcome!

Wel, I started with the usual Mark I kit from Airfix and an the Tauro A7V, from the production run in the nineties. Collected some kits from Retromodels, when stepped over them in 1998 (Schneider, St. Charmond, my favorite Rolls Royce). Got a very early A7V from a by now vanished german producer and some field guns from FSF , some Emhar kits and finally some FT-17 from RPM. In the nineties you took what you could get.
I also encountered Scale Link very early and got headaches with the 1:32 FT-17. In the end I chose to go for 1:72.
Remember Revell WWI figure sets of french and german infantry? A close friend made the designs for them. The german message dog was his idea.
I fiddled around with the Airfix and Emhar tracks, which, I thought, looked too crude. Using some very thin tin sheet and epoxy stamps with the track texture on it I made new ones.
In the end I got stuck with research and was collecting much of the newer literature as well as post war reports of tank actions.
Now I would like to return to the brush and clue bottle. So I think I should finish one of the FSF guns as a start and keep RPM kits for the time Im totally back in business!confuse


Robert




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All sounds very familiar, Robert. The RPM kits are best hidden away somewhere safe, like in the freezer! (unless you use just the bodies and turrets with the tracks from HaT).

Are FSF still in business?

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Hmm, I slightly remember that something happend to FSF. Kai Fuhrmann still runs their kits, or at least some of them:



Robert


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